Melvin Calvin

Fellow: Awarded 1944

Field of Study: Chemistry

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 04-08-1911

Died: 01-08-1997

Website: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1961/calvin-bio.html

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

CALVIN, MELVIN.  Appointed for studies of new methods of organic synthesis, in the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry of the Moscow State University; tenure, twelve months.

Born April 8, 1911, St. Paul, Minnesota. Education:  Michigan College of Mining and Technology, B.S., 1931; University of Minnesota, Ph.D., 1935; Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation at the University of Manchester, 1935–37.

Assistant in Chemistry, 1931–35, University of Minnesota; Instructor in Chemistry, 1937–41, Assistant Professor, 1941—, University of California; Official Investigator, 1940—, National Defense Research Committee.

Publications:  The Theory of Organic Chemistry (with Gerald E. K. Branch, 1941. Articles in Journal of Chemical Physics, Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, Transactions of the Faraday Society, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemical Reviews, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (Analytical Edition).

 

AWARDS WON

Nobel Prize, Chemistry, 1961
National Academy of Sciences , 1954